Upon his retirement as one of the UK’s most popular and dedicated professional footballers, Jamie Carragher wanted to find ways of passing on his expertise, good fortune and passion for football to others. He hopes to continue his legacy and hopefully find the next Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney or Ross Barkley.
The schools launched back in September 2013: Jamie gave 6 schools in Sefton, the area he grew up in, free coaching for 1 year through his 23Foundation Charity.
The schools have proven to be a huge success, with Mayor Joe Anderson giving his full support, as well as the funding to deliver coaching to a further 6 six schools. The Mayor will also be looking to double the number of schools in the near future.
As a professional player with 737 games played, Jamie appreciates the importance of enjoyable training and coaching . This can be achieved by the commitment of skilled, professional coaches experienced in working with young players.
We are now currently working in over 60 schools across Merseyside, Lancashire and the Wirral. We deliver coaching sessions to boys & girls aged 5-11 years of age. The coaching is an hour session on the school’s premises on a designated day that best suits the school. We not only look to develop their footballing skills but importantly improve the social side of football.
Jamie visits each school to say his thanks for working with his soccer schools, and if we spot any exceptional talent, then we can offer your pupil a chance for a trial at Liverpool or Everton’s Academy.
Following the success of these schools in the North West of England, Jamie and father Philly agreed to extend Carragher Soccer Schools to an International dimension. The first International Soccer School was held at Elverum FC, Norway. As always, Jamie was hands on. Only top coaches vetted by Jamie and Philly are used. The programmes coached are personally discussed and overseen by Jamie and the main objectives of Carragher Soccer Schools must be agreed and accepted by host clubs.
The same principles as at the Merseyside schools were applied at Jamie Carragher Soccer schools in Elverum and the results were outstanding. A sell out 200 place soccer school was enjoyable and a great success. Demand for follow up schools worldwide has followed, with schools opening in Ireland, Denmark and USA.
Quality is the watchword and once more Jamie himself will oversee their planning and delivery, so that his reputation for outstanding sportsmanship and support for others will continue for the rest of his marvellous career.
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